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  1. Creativity awaits: crochet coffee-cozy patterns

    As the days turn crisp, is there anything as pleasant as wrapping your hands around a warm cup of coffee, tea, or cider? If you dread wasting cardboard sleeves at your favorite espresso stand and want your drink to make a fall fashion statement, a handmade coffee cozy is the perfect quick project. In Crochet […]

  2. Sew and quilt at the same time? Do it with Double Stitch (+ giveaway!)

    Do you wish you had more time to sew? During the doctor’s office visit, the soccer game, or the long ride home, does the phrase “I’d rather be sewing” enter your mind? Do you long for a way to get more sewing done, but think you simply don’t have enough time? We’ve read the new […]

  3. How to make a simple quilt? Try these sweet treats

    Are you in the mood for a sweet quilting treat? Presenting the latest from the Sweet & Simple™ series, our line of delightful single patterns. These easy-to-start-and-finish simple quilt designs are available only at independent quilt shops, and they’re just $4 each! Why not stop by your local quilt shop this weekend and pick up […]

  4. BIG eBook sale: back to school, back to sewing! (300 +)

    Posted by on September 11, 2015, in quilting & sewing, ,

    They’re back in school. What does that mean for you? More free time to sew, knit, crochet—in other words, CREATE! This weekend only, get your choice of 300+ instantly downloadable eBooks for $6.99 each. Get inspired as you browse more than 300 eBooks on sale. Revamp a room, start a charity quilt, make something special […]

  5. A quilter’s journey Beyond Neutral: #makingallthequilts part 3

    Beyond Neutral author John Q. Adams was thrilled to discover a quilter online—New Zealand quilter Deb Robertson—who’d decided to make every quilt in his book. John contacted us. We contacted Deb. And as they say, the rest is history. Or in this case, a “quiltstory.” In this third installment of her #makingallthequilts series, Deb shares […]

  6. Fall into style: knit sweater patterns

    Believe it or not, it’s time to put away those light and breezy summer clothes and pull out your fall wardrobe. We know it’s hard to say goodbye to warm days and sunshine, so here’s a roundup of our top six sweater-knitting posts to get you in the mood. Grab a PSL (pumpkin spice latte) […]

  7. Must see: machine quilting with walking-foot fun (+ giveaway!)

    There’s one particular book that many quilters in the Martingale office have been waiting to arrive. Why? Because we want to know: how does author Christa Watson use her walking foot to machine quilt like that? Machine quilting with a walking foot: “Ripples” We’re ready to find out right along with you in Christa’s exciting […]

  8. Build an epic collection of quilt-block patterns (+ sale!)

    September is National Sewing Month! Here’s a great way to celebrate your love of sewing: build a stash of patterns to keep you in stitches whenever inspiration strikes. Most every quilt pattern begins with a block, so block books provide endless possibilities. Make simple repeat-block quilts, spectacular samplers, two-block wonders with surprising secondary designs, and […]

  9. Flash sale! Quick quilts for the holiday weekend

“Modern Cabin” from Modern Basics Labor Day Weekend is upon us! We know you’ve got big plans, it’s back-to-school prep time, and that barbecue grill isn’t going to clean itself. Maybe you think you don’t have time to quilt this weekend? Oh, but you do! And we’ve got the book that will prove it to […]

  10. Sneak peek: Sue Spargo’s Stitches to Savor (a quilter’s coffee-table book)

    Have you ever fallen head-over-heels in love with a quilt? Seen a design that stops you in your tracks? Gotten goose bumps with each new detail you discover? Wanted to take it home and touch it, study it…savor it? Detail of “Imperial Blooms” quilt by Sue Spargo If you’re captivated by color, texture, whimsy, creativity—and […]